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1709. Excerpt: ... 'exercising their Religion, are continually
batching 'and contriving the most execrable Villanies. After this
the Men of Brutvn in Sometsetfhire Will appear a little less
rampant, tho' they seem to be quite out of their noble Wits with an
Extasie of Loyalty., and if one may be suffer'd to use so impious a
Word, Loyal ev'n to Fanaticism. For after all, these venerable
Addressers did not know the meaning of it, and they might with as
much Reason have put Adultery in its place. To return to the good
People of Bruton, they fay, We with great 'Humility beseech your
Majesty not to be too much 'tempted, by your Generosity and
Clemency, to 'hearken to the Broods of your Fathers oid Rebels, or
their Followers the new Presbyterians, who (if 'possible) have less
Religion, and more Crimes than their impious Predecessors. And if
we may not be thought arrogant, and our Wishes represented to 'your
Majesty by our Ill-willers as presumptuous 'Counsel, that breaks
the Act of Oblivion (the Mag na Charta of those Devilish Saints) we
shou'd hope 'your Majesty wou'd make a Disserence between the
Unchangeable Cavalier, whose Veins are full of 'honest Blood, and
the giddy Dissenters. Here's Eloquence with a Witness, Manners,
Moderation, Sense, and all together. The Burghers of Warwick Weary
of their Privileges, and agog for the new Notions of Loyalty, with
a most commendable Humility, fay thus.., 'And as we are
incorporated into a Body by former Grants and Charters from your
'Royal Predecessors, and by your Majesty's especial i Grace and
Favour in confirming and granting J greater greater Privileges by
your Charters which we now enjoy, so we declare we unanimously lay
our Charters at your Majesty's Feet, if so be you in your 'Princely
Wisdom shall think, we by your Aut...
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